Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Founded 2+ startups
I've been an entrepreneur since college way back in 2000, bootstrapping 3 businesses involved in computer surveillance, cabinetry importing from China, and fashion marketing. My current business (7 years and running) has no employees and is mostly cloud automated. Although it's not scalable, it's given me freedom to pursue other interests.
I see opportunity disrupting my current market, combining online fashion shopping with AI and machine learning. Open to other ideas and opportunities too.
I bring to the table full-time grit, experience, and strengths in systems thinking, automation, and creative marketing. I have another part time co-founder with experience in the fashion industry and advertiser relationships.
A co-founder who would be complementary would be an ambitious entrepreneurial MBA-type organized thinker and/or a tech developer with a focus on big data, AI and machine learning in A2. Also seeking advisors with experience in related industries.
I AM. Two of the most powerful words. For what you put after them shapes your reality. - Unknown
Original Programs, Inc.
August 2000 - July 2008
- Provided sales assistance and customer support. - Formed profitable affiliate business relationships. - Developed and sold computer surveillance software targeted toward spouses, parents, and employers.
GCB Imports - Integrity Cabinetry
March 2007 - May 2010
- Negotiated purchasing relationships with factories in China. - Set up Las Vegas and Houston showrooms and warehouses. - Lead sales and support for dealers, contractors, and end users. - Developed dozens of local SEO websites to support customers. - Developed a cabinetry ordering system.
May 2010 - Today
- Established profitable affiliate business relationships with Fortune 500 companies and managers. - Designed and developed FashionStylist.com, a website and cloud computing system that combines hundreds of product catalogs into one centralized search. - Designed and developed LookBuilder, a Silverlight app that creates and publishes collages of fashion. - Co-developed and coordinated outsourcing of MyStyleCast.com, a newsletter that suggests fashion based on your local weather.
The Ohio State University
Computer Science and Engineering / Business Marketing - Incomplete
1998 - 2003
2015 - 2016
2016 - Today